Tomi Lahren Rails on Protestors of a Ben Shapiro Speech — That Mostly Occurred Without Incident


Given the hyper-partisan times in which we now find ourselves — and the past violent clashes between masked Antifa activists and defenders of scheduled speaker Milo — there was a lot of nervous anticipation surrounding Ben Shapiro‘s planned speech last night at the campus of the University of California at Berkeley. But something surprising happened: the event went off mostly without incident, which was noted and even celebrated on Twitter.

This surprisingly delightful turn of events (discourse lives!) appeared to catch Fox & Friends producers off guard, who booked new Fox News contributor Tomi Lahren to discuss the anti-Free Speech menace that they (and to be honest, many of us) expected to see on Berkeley campus last night.

Lahren took the predictable “mainstream media is ignoring antifa protests” cue from co-host Steve Doocy, who lamented how these protestors are so often ignored by others in the press, neglecting to mention that 1) the two were discussing this topic on the top-rated morning news show, and 2)  again, that Shapiro’s speech went off last night by and large without incident!

To be fair, Lahren did make some reasonable points as well, but the overall context was railing on protesters that actually relatively reasonable by comparison. Evidenced by this segment, the cable news corollary of that famous political adage of “don’t let a good crisis go to waste” is “don’t let the expectation of a crisis ruin a planned cable news hit to express outrage!

Watch the clip above courtesy of Fox News.

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Colby Hall is the Founding Editor of He is also a Peabody Award-winning television producer of non-fiction narrative programming as well as a terrific dancer and preparer of grilled meats.